Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Five: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This installment comes from Rev. Songbird as posted at RevGalBlogPals.

1) What was the mode of transit for your last trip?


My last two trips were completed in a typical transportation mode for me -- my Honda CR-V. The very last trip was a short day trip - we traveled 186 miles one way to southern CT to visit a beloved aunt. The trip before that was a 7 hour jaunt (each way) to visit my youngest sister out in western NY state at Thanksgiving. The trip before that was a major one. We went to Greece. We used a car, a shuttle bus, an airplane, a taxi, a coach bus, several ferries, and a city bus. We passed on the mules.

2) Have you ever traveled by train?

Yes. As a child I lived in southern CT, along the coast, and the train went right through my town. We took the train into NY occasionally. My father and I used to walk to the paper (and tobacco) store and then go over to the train station to watch the trains while he smoked a cigar or pipe, and I enjoyed a Charms lollipop. When I was in college I once took the train from New Haven, CT to Cincinnati, OH. It was a 24 hour trip via Washington, DC, Stoughton, VA, Charleston, WV, and finally Cincinnati. The last time I took the train was about 2 years ago. We went to Cornwall for a week's vacation. We took the train from Heathrow to St. Ives, and used the train several times to travel to other places in the area.

3) Do you live in a place with public transit, and if so, do you use it?


Nope. You need a car in this rural area of New Hampshire.

4) What's the most unusual vehicle in which you've ever traveled?


I can't really come up with one that I remember. However, I have pictures of me at 13 months, riding in a goat-drawn cart in Cuba. (This gives you a hint of my age -- this was pre-Castro) I've also ridden an camel and an elephant, albeit at the Bronx Zoo, so unless you count riding in a circle around a track as travel, it probably doesn't count!

5) What's the next trip you're planning to take?

I don't have a specific trip scheduled, but we are seriously considering a road trip to the West Coast this summer. We will travel by car if we do accomplish this.

10 comments:

Sally said...

I understand the need for a car in rural areas, I could not minister without one, people would go unvisited!

Songbird said...

A camel *and* an elephant? You impress me!

angela said...

i want to see the pictures of you in pre-castro cuba. how cool.

who are you in reavelry btw?

Purple said...

There are times I wish I had grown up in an area with trains...used for daily travel. Enjoyed your play.

altar ego said...

Lovely play. I forgot that I rode on a camel in Egypt, but it, too, was led, so I don't think that constitutes transport.

RevDrKate said...

I thought about the elephant at the RenFest, but he didn't GO anywhere either. Nice play.

Mrs. M said...

I've just realized the drawback of this week's Friday Five-- you've shared how you arrived at all these places, and now I want to know about the trips themselves! Why did you go to Cincinnati?! Tell me all about Greece! Perhaps another week...

Deb said...

You just reminded me that my kids coaxed me onto an elephant at the RenFest... I was scared too death!!!!

Mary Beth said...

Cuba! how awesome1

Deb said...

Mrs. M,
I actually wasn't going TO Cincinnati ultimately. That's just as far as the train took me. From there I took a Greyhound bus to Carollton, KY where my parents picked me up in their Ford Econoline van. We then headed to Madison, Indiana!